Danny Murphy has suggested Manchester United may struggle against top sides if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plays Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba together.
Red Devils fans are eagerly awaiting the return of the Premier League so they can see the two midfielders in action alongside each other for the first time.
Fernandes had been a revelation for the Red Devils following his £67million move from Sporting in January, scoring twice and providing three assists in just six starts before coronavirus brought all football to an unprecedented halt.
His impact saw the Red Devils surge to a 11-match unbeaten run and he also wowed United coaching staff with his commitment on the training field.
Pogba, however, had been limited to just seven Premier League appearances this season following a string of injury setbacks.
In full flow, the two midfielders are indisputably two of the most gifted playmakers in world football – but Murphy has suggested the pair playing alongside each other could cause problems for Solskjaer at the other end of the pitch.
“In the big games against Liverpool, against Barcelona in the Champions League – whatever it may be – they’re going to get found out defensively,” he said.
“It’s a delicate balance. It would definitely be exciting to see but my gut feeling is that Pogba will go because it’s going to be very difficult to keep him happy if he’s not playing every week.
“The fans have already turned on him I think.”
Pogba has been consistently linked with a move away from Old Trafford over the last 12 months after he spoke of his desire for a ‘new challenge’ last summer.
Last month, a report in France claimed that the Frenchman’s representatives met with Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid over a possible summer move.
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